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Tsatsu Taikata looses SALL case at the supreme court.

The Supreme Court has affirmed its earlier decision that the Ho High Court erred when it granted an injunction against the gazetting of John Peter Amewu as Hohoe MP-elect.

The 7-member panel that reviewed the decision of the original 5-member panel stated that no errors of law were committed by the judges to merit setting aside the decision.

The original 5-member panel was presided over by Justice Yaw Appau, with Justices Samuel K. Marful-Sau, Gertrude Torkornoo, Clemence Honyenuga, and Issifu Omoro Tanko.Justice Honyenuga was later replaced by Justice Lovelace Avril Johnson with Justices Yonny Kulendi and Prof Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu added to constitute the 7-member panel.

The people of SALL in the Hohoe constituency did not get the opportunity to vote in the parliamentary elections which the people of SALL saw as against their constitutional right..

They therefore took the matter to court and secure 10 days injunction against the gazetting of the parliamentary elections of the Hohoe constituency.

However the current minister of justice and attorney general who was then the deputy of the attorney general's ministry took the matter to the supreme court restraining the Ho high court from hearing the case.

He maintained that ,the people of SALL do not have a voting right in the the Hohoe constituency since their jurisdiction belongs to the newly calved Oti region.

The supreme court has ruled that it is not the cause of the the member of parliament of the Hohoe constituency to disenfranchise the People of SALL by putting himself up for elections.

Therefore, any move to question his election ought to be challenged through an election petition and not a human rights action at the High Court.

The seven member panel ruled that the application for review does not meet the threshold.

This is another painful defeat for the law wizard Mr Tsatsu Taikata. The people of SALL have to try any means possible to ensure that , their democratic rights are not curtailed.

We live in a country of the rule of law and definitely everything that transpired at the court today was done according to law.

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